A variety of legal professionals, law enforcement (including the FBI) and child advocates agree with the fact… YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE to be aware of exactly what your child and/or employee is engaging in. What are they sending and receiving? Who are they communicating with? Where have they been? Just what exactly could they be looking at? You need to be aware of Who, What, When and Where. In the event that you are by now mindful of the need for online safety and communications monitoring for computers, then you should also be thinking about cellular phone monitoring and tracking. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation publication, A Parents Guide to Internet Safety, underscores the need for monitoring and indicates it can easily be achieved unobtrusively. This relates to both computers and smartphones.
New Cellphone Surveillance Technology that record and store sent and received SMS text messages, MMS multi-media messages, Website Visit History, trace mobile phone GPS location, cell phone call log data and deliver it to an on-line private account.
Todays smartphones are the cell phones with computer capabilities. Brands such as BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, Nokia Symbian ? all have spyware software available. Spy Call and Call Intercept mobile phone tapping require that the target phone uses a GSM network. About 3 million smartphones a month are sold in North America, and sales are approaching one hundred and fifty million sold per year worldwide.
As sending SMS text messages from cell phones has become an attraction in teenager social life, parents, educators and advocates have grown increasingly worried about the role of cell phones in the sexual lives of teens. A new survey from the Pew Research Center?s Internet & American Life Project (pewinternet.org/topics/Teens.aspx) determined that four percent of cell phone owning young people ages 12-17 indicate they have sent zexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images or videos of themselves to other people via SMS text messages . This practice is typically referred to ?zexting? in today?s vernacular. Additionally, 15% say they have received such images of someone they already know by way of text message .
Published in a study from marketing research firm The Nielsen Company (blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/under-aged-texting-usage-and-actual-cost/) American teens transmit an unbelievable average of ten SMS text messages per hour that they are not in school or sleeping ? and probably a lot during school too. Focus group findings show that sending provocative images occurs usually during one of three different scenarios: The first, involves exchanges of images only between two romantic partners; the next, lists exchanges between partners that are then shared with other people; followed by, exchanges between people who are not yet in a relationship, but where often one person hopes to be.